Museum improvements to affect Montview Ave. regional bikeway until 2014
Bike commuters in Northeast Denver will be getting used to a new
route and some new views through City Park this week as the Denver
Museum of Nature & Science construction project starts in
earnest and prompts a minor re-route for the regional bikeway.
Access points at Montview Ave., St. Paul and Harrison Streets will
all be affected. The Museum project is slated to last until 2014
and the construction area and truck traffic for the project will
effectively close the southeast corner of the park to pedestrian
and vehicle traffic.
Click here for a map of the new route.
The re-route takes bicyclists along the North face of the Museum
on 22nd Avenue, then around the scenic east side of City Park Lake
before re-connecting with the southern-most pedestrian and bicycle
pathways. Orange bike-ped detour signs have been installed at key
points to direct riders and walkers. While the official detour is
clearly marked, the park is open to bikes along other routes as
well. The Museum is adding 126,000 square feet and five
levels of discovery to its south side, providing even more space to
engage, delight, and spark your imagination. The new
addition, supported in part by the Better Denver Bond and scheduled
for completion in 2014, will feature a dedicated, interactive
science center for ages 3-5, additional space for world-class
travelling exhibitions and engaging science programs, a
state-of-the-art preservation and research facility for more than
1.4 million artifacts and specimens, and more.